The Dow advanced Tuesday as a slew of components beat earnings expectations. But there were pockets of weakness throughout the market, including chips, hardware, banks and retail. The Nasdaq was lower.
Think of Wall Street as an obese person trying to find a healthy lifestyle. Then you'll begin to understand second-quarter earnings this year.
With the S&P almost 10% higher in 2 weeks, can stronger-than-expected earnings continue to boost this market?
Stocks lower midday, the Caterpillar conference call is the likely culprit. While some may feel that Mr. Bernanke bears some of the blame for the markets coming off their highs (he emphasized the "slow recovery"), most traders put the blame on Caterpillar's rather poor conference call, which began at 11 AM ET.
The trend continues: earnings beat, but revenues light. But that's good enough: stock futures are popping on the news. Why? Two reasons.
Stocks have weakened midday, but after the S&P 500 has rallied 8 percent in the last 7 trading sessions, no one seems surprised. Bids are light; bonds have rallied.
A huge guest list on Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo from 3-4PM ET this afternoon. Maria will speak with CEO of Caterpillar, Jim Owens and Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold’s CEO Richard Adkerson in two exclusive interviews today.
Companies as diverse as Caterpillar, Merck and Coca-Cola reported quarterly profit that beat analyst estimates. Does this signify an embryonic bull market at last? Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, offered CNBC his stock-market insights.
The Dow bolted out of the gate Tuesday as a slew of components beat earnings expectations. But there were pockets of weakness throughout the market, including chips, hardware, banks and retail. The Nasdaq was lower.
Futures indicated a slightly lower open for Wall Street Tuesday ahead of a slew of earnings and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's Capitol Hill testimony.
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke delivers important testimony before a House committee, but it's the wave of earnings reports that could decide the day Tuesday.
If you don’t, the Mad Money host says, you’ll miss the move.
With the S&P closing at an 8-month high and above a former level of resistance, are the bulls about to take this market another leg higher?
Stocks rallied to the finish line Monday after a wobbly morning as a CIT deal to avert bankruptcy and strong earnings gave investors cause for optimism.
The S&P is sitting right at its highest levels since November. The central thesis is earnings: P/E multiples will expand in the next several quarters due to the combination of cost cutting and gradually rising revenues.
These are the forces that are moving stocks right now.
As investors brace for the peak weeks of earnings, both the Dow and S&P marched higher on hopes that stability had returned to the financial system.
A strong start for stocks began to peter out Monday, though CIT continued to rally.
Stocks opened higher Monday as investors were cheered by news of a deal that will avoid bankruptcy for commercial lender CIT Group and a better-than-expected start the earnings season.
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